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Open House & Garage Sale Sign Regulations

Updated May 16, 2011

To ensure a safe and beautiful environment, the City of Cerritos has established regulations for the temporary placement of real estate and garage sale signs in the public right-of-way.

Real Estate Open House Directional Signs

Hours allowed: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Garage Sale Signs

Hours allowed: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. A maximum of two garage sales per year are permitted. Please contact the Community Safety Division for additional information.

Rules for Real Estate & Garage Sale Signs

  • Signs can be up to 36” tall from above the top of the street curb, with a total area of less than fivesquare feet.
  • Do not place in street medians.
  • Do not place on sidewalks or walkways.
  • Do not place in any area that interferes with pedestrian or vehicular circulation.
  • Do not place in a location that interferes with drivers’ visibility.
  • Do not attach signs to trees, poles, utility boxes, bus benches, trash cans or fire hydrants.
  • Do not use flags, pennants, streamers or balloons.
  • Signs placed in the parkway can only be located between the curb and sidewalk, or within a landscaped area.
  • Only two signs for the same open house or garage sale are allowed between street intersections on the same side of an arterial street.
  • Only one real estate open house directional sign for the same open house is allowed inside residential tracts for each directional change.

Penalties for Violation

  • Any sign in violation of these regulations may be removed or confiscated by the City.
  • Real estate signs that are confiscated by the City will only be held for 10 days. The real estate agent or company can recover the signs at a cost of $20 each. Real estate open house directional signs that are not recovered within 10 days from the date of confiscation shall be disposed of at the discretion of the City of Cerritos.
  • Violation of these regulations will result in an infraction citation with a fine of $50. Every additional violation occurring within one year of a first citation will be punishable by a fine of $100.

Info IconFor more information, call the Cerritos Code Enforcement Division at (562) 916-1203.

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